Top Awards For Severna Park Student-Athletes


Several Severna Park student-athletes were recognized this spring for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to athletics at Severna Park.

The George T. Roberts Athlete of the Year Award recipients are Lena McLaughlin and Ben Morgan.

McLaughlin was a two-sport star in soccer and basketball and led the Falcons’ varsity programs to deep playoff runs in both sports in both of the last two years, including an appearance in the 4A soccer state final last fall and a basketball region championship this winter.

Morgan is a two-sport standout in football and lacrosse, a captain of the football team and a member of Severna Park’s state-champion boys lacrosse teams in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and a defensive leader for the team in 2018 and 2019. In addition to multiple All-County recognitions, he was named First-Team All-State in lacrosse in 2019.

The Paul Rusko-Jean Boyd Awards are countywide awards given to one female and one male student-athlete at each county high school who best demonstrate athletic achievement, integrity and exemplary sportsmanship. At Severna Park, the recipients are Julia Putzi and Pat Fenn.

Putzi played for the varsity lacrosse program and was an integral member of the Falcons’ 2019 state championship team, and she was also a key member of the school’s unified tennis program that won its division at the state championships in the fall. She was the president of the One Love club at SPHS and an active volunteer, and she was a vice president of the class of 2020. In addition, Putzi volunteered extensively with RISE for Autism at SPHS.

Fenn was a two-way standout at fullback and middle linebacker for the Falcons’ varsity football team, and he was captain of the team in 2019. He also wrestled, played lacrosse, and was a member of the track and field program at Severna Park. Widely regarded as an exemplary competitor and leader, Fenn was a Baltimore Touchdown Club selection and BTC Scholar Athlete as a senior. He was involved in the Ro Kappa Honors Society and the National Honors Society as well as Economics Club and Teen Court, and he was a student member of the school board’s advisory council as a junior.

Two Severna Park teams were also recognized with the Craig T. White Service and Sportsmanship Awards, which are given annually throughout Anne Arundel County to a pair of teams at every high school that demonstrate exceptional on-field sportsmanship and off-field service. The  unified tennis team at Severna Park was the team recipient of the Craig T. White Service Award, and the Falcons' girls cross country team was the recipient of the Craig T. White Sportsmanship Award.


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